How much water do pools use?

Asked By: Yassmine Rothbart | Last Updated: 8th May, 2020
Category: sports swimming
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The average swimming pool takes 18,000-20,000 gallons of water to fill.

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Also question is, how much water does a pool use per day?

Normally pools see ¼ – ½ inch loss of water per day due to evaporation. This is roughly 2 – 4 inches per week. For a normal sized pool you will loose 25,000 to 50,000 gallons of water per year due to evaporation. This means I was putting a hose in the pool every 7-10 days to fill the pool.

Subsequently, question is, how much does it cost to fill a pool up with water? The average cost of a typical 24' round pool (containing 14,700 gallons) with your water hose is going to cost you about $80-$160. These costs are depending where in the country you live and your local water supply markets. You can get exact numbers by calling your local township and they will let you know your rates.

Furthermore, how much water does a pool use monthly?

9000l/month) and your pool's water use could be up to 24 000 litres per month. Check for leaks – increased water loss or the need for more chemicals are clues to unseen leaks. On average, homes with swimming pools use more than twice as much water outdoors than homes without pools.

How much water is in a 24 foot pool?

WATER CAPACITY OF MY POOL

Aboveground Pool Sizes 48 Inch Deep 52 Inch Deep
24 Ft Round 11,895 gallons 13,595 gallons
27 Ft Round 15,050 gallons 17,205 gallons
30 Ft Round 18,585 gallons 21,240 gallons
33 Ft Round 22,485 gallons 25,700 gallons

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How do you stop pool water from evaporating?

Saving Water in Swimming Pools: 5 Ways to Cut Pool Evaporation
  1. Evaporation: The #1 culprit of swimming pool water loss.
  2. Cover your pool.
  3. Try a liquid solar blanket.
  4. Turn off any water features.
  5. Reduce water temperature.
  6. Add windbreaks.
  7. The takeaway: Minimize pool evaporation.

Does pool water evaporate faster in hot weather?

As we know, warmer water evaporates at a faster rate than cooler water because the molecules are moving faster. As the temperatures drop, the warm water evaporates even faster. This process accelerates when the temperature of the pool water is higher than the air's temperature.

How often do swimming pools change the water?

once every five to seven years

Why does my pool lose water overnight?

If Your Pool Lost Water Overnight Check for Leaks. If your pool lost water overnight and it is more than the quarter-inch due to evaporation, you probably have a leak. Evaporation accounts for a minor amount of water lost each day. Losing a half-inch or move overnight indicates a problem.

How can I tell where my pool is leaking?


Common Signs Of A Leaking Pool
  1. You notice standing water near the pool or equipment pad.
  2. The pool or spa is losing more than 1/4″ of water per day.
  3. Abnormal water consumption.
  4. Extraordinary algae growth or discoloration of the water.
  5. Fluctuating chemical consumption.
  6. Loose or failing tiles, or cracking of the cement pool deck.

Can pools be too full?

The quick answer is no. You don't need to drain your pool, as there is no risk to your pool by it being full. The only thing you lose with a pool filled to the rim is your skimmer's surface cleaning action. Overall, it still draws water and the equipment is just fine.

Why is my swimming pool losing water?

A residential pool without a pool cover will lose about 1/4 inch of water level per day or about 2 inches per week solely due to evaporation. Another cause of normal water loss is frequent filter backwashing, in which waste water from the pool is diverted down the drain into the sewer.

How full should my pool be?

Ideal Water Height
Most pool professionals agree that the water level in both in-ground and above-ground pools should be at the midpoint of the pool skimmer. The skimmer is responsible for providing a pathway for water to flow to the filter where it is cleaned.

How much water is 1000 gallons?

The average price of water in the United States is about $1.50 for 1,000 gallons.

How many gallons of water does a 2 person household use?


81 gallons per day per person. Your mileage may vary.

How much water does a family of 3 use per month?

Let's look at your daily per person usage. If you used 24,000 gallons, we'll divide by 3 people = 8,000 gallons per person per month.

Can firefighters fill up your pool?

Yes a pool can be used for fire water. You will need to check with your local brigade as to what equipment they have. It is possible that they have suction hoses, and if they can back an appliance up to within 4m or so of your pool they may be able to draught the water out themselves.

How much does it cost to fill a 20000 gallon pool?

If you don't trust your well, it will cost about $400 to fill a 20,000 gallon pool using a good water company that will deliver drinking water. Be careful, some water delivery people will back up to a local pond to fill up.

How much water is in a backyard pool?

How much water does an Olympic sized swimming pool hold? 2,500,000 litres or 2.5 megalitres of water. Olympic size pools measure: 50 metres long, 25 metres wide, and a minimum of 2 metres deep. 660,430 gallons of water.

How many gallons of water does average household use?


Estimates vary, but, on average, each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day, for indoor home uses. Are you surprised that the largest use of household water is to flush the toilet, and after that, to take showers and baths?

How long would it take to drink a swimming pool?

Depending on depth, the pool will hold between 1.25 million litres of water (1 m depth) to 2.5 million litres of water (2 m depth). And if you assume we all drink between 2-4 litres of water each day, that would take over 3,400 years for one person to consume.

Will the fire department fill your pool for free?

The department can't give away a public utility such as water for free. It also wouldn't be able to justify the wear and tear on its vehicles. Water from fire trucks is not potable or suitable for swimming.